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Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet Nov. 16 in Muscatine

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 8, 2017 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) will meet Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at the Muscatine Community College in Room 101-102, McAvoy Center, 1403 Park Ave. in Muscatine.

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda

10 a.m.

Roll call
Welcome and introductions
*Approval of Oct 19, 2017, meeting minutes

10:15 a.m.

*Treasurer report and approval
*Budget planning for 2018
Interpretative center staff update
*Schedule future meetings: third Thursday or third Monday in December, February,
 and March 

10:30 a.m.

MRPC committees and general reports
-Culture and Heritage
-Environment, Recreation, and Agriculture – 2018 Bike Ride on the Iowa Great River
 Road, sustainability award nomination due April 1, 2018
-Transportation – road updates regarding shoulders
-Communications and Marketing – banners, promotional passport report,
 and Iowa
Travel Guide

11:20 a.m.

Chairwoman’s report
-Iowa Byways program monthly sustainability call update
-Byways of Iowa Coalition report
-Byways of Iowa Foundation report
-Iowa Travel Federation Day Jan. 30, 2018
-2018 Great River Road Year of Art, Culture, and Music
-Iowa Department of Transportation’s Transportation Day
-2018 finance letter

11:30 a.m.

Ex officio member reports
-Mary Stahlhut, Iowa DOT
-Ron Deiss, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
-Shawna Lode, Iowa Tourism Office
-Mike Moran, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
-Randy Schultz, Iowa Department of Natural Resources

11:45 a.m.

Adjourn for lunch

1 p.m.

Presentation and discussion with members of the Iowa Legislature

2:20 p.m.

2015 Iowa Great River Road Corridor Management Plan
-FY 2018 goals, priorities, resources, challenges, and partnering

3 p.m.


*Action item

Note: The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Inc., a 501 (c) (4) tax-exempt fundraising organization, will meet at this location immediately preceding the meeting of the Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission.

For more information, contact Mary Stahlhut, Iowa DOT, by phone at 515-239-1369 or email [email protected]


The MRPC is a multistate organization that works collectively to preserve, promote, and enhance the scenic, historic, and recreational resources of the Mississippi River; to foster the economic growth of the corridor; and to develop the national, scenic, and historic parkway known as the Great River Road.

As part of the MRPC, the Iowa MRPC focuses on the same mission objectives in relation to Iowa's portions of the National Scenic Byway, the Iowa Great River Road, and the Mississippi River Valley. The governor appoints members to the Iowa MRPC from each of the 10 counties that border the Mississippi River. These include Allamakee, Clayton, Dubuque, Jackson, Clinton, Scott, Muscatine, Louisa, Des Moines, and Lee counties. The Iowa MRPC also includes ex officio members from the Iowa Department of Transportation, Iowa Natural Resource Commission, and Iowa Economic Development Authority, and Iowa Tourism Office.



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